Tim. Mitch. Chris. That is all you had to know.
“Run TMC” was one of the most exciting and short-lived basketball trios that lasted from only 1989 to 1991. Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were spectacular together in an unselfish way that produced one of the NBA’s highest scoring offenses.
The trio was known for scoring in bunches with their up-tempo style of play. They averaged 61.9 PPG in year one and 72.5 PPG in their final year. Don Nelson then dismantled the trio with his hugely controversial trade that sent Mitch Richmond up the road to Sacramento for F Billy Owens.
Twenty years later, the same Golden State Warriors look to have a similar, dynamic trio with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes. Before a clever name can be created, these three will have to show their wares on the court.
Run 2.0? With the addition of Andrew Bogut and the help of David Lee, there is no reason that this perimeter band can’t replicate their forefathers.